GASD Autism video captures national communications award

teacher works with children in a classroom

The Greater Amsterdam School District has earned a 2022 national communications award for its video feature in January on the GASD Autism Resource Team. The award is from the National School Public Relations Association’s annual Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards Contest. This contest recognizes outstanding education publications and marketing/informational materials (print and electronic), video/TV/radio programs, social media and websites. The video was produced in collaboration with the district’s Capital Region BOCES Communication Service team.

The GASD Autism Resource Team works collaboratively with teachers to problem solve unique needs and behaviors, often encountered in students with autism but not limited to. The Autism Resource Team is a multidisciplinary team made up of members across all six schools, including social workers, teachers, psychologists and therapists. At any time throughout the year, parents and teachers may submit a request seeking additional support for a student. Teachers are encouraged to reach out to the team for a student evaluation/observation.

To view the video please access the following YouTube link: